Election Based Hybrid Channel Access

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Abstract

We propose an Election based Hybrid Channel Access (EHCA) protocol for ad hoc network to achieve high throughput and bounded channel access delay at the same time. EHCA reduces the contentions during the channel scheduling formation through fair node elections, which are based on the topology information. Only the elected nodes contend for the channel and broadcast the scheduling result. Numerical analysis and simulation results show that EHCA outperforms alternative designs.